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Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.34 mln: Africa CDC

Sep 14th 2020 ยท 1 min read
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.34 mln: Africa CDC

A vendor wearing a face mask sells garlic ahead of Ethiopia's New Year celebrations at Atkilt Tera market in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,346,658 on Sunday afternoon.

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,346,658 on Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The continental disease control and prevention agency said that death toll related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic also rose to 32,502.

The Africa CDC, which noted that the virus has so far spread into the 55 African Union (AU) members, also said that some 1,083,438 people have recovered from the COVID-19 across the continent so far.

The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia and Nigeria respectively, according to the Africa CDC.

According to the Africa CDC, Africa's total COVID-19 cases represent about 5 percent of all cases reported globally.

The Africa CDC also disclosed that nine African countries account for 81 percent of the new COVID-19 cases reported during the past week, including South Africa at 27 percent, Ethiopia at 17 percent, Morocco at 16 percent, Libya at 5 percent, Algeria at 4 percent, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia and Egypt at 3 percent each.

In terms of reporting the highest cumulative incidence COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Africa, South Africa placed first at 1,079, Cabo Verde second at 647, and Djibouti at 539, according to the Africa CDC.

last updated: 2020-09-14@08:09